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“A great place, but the show could have been better..................”

Breakneck Comedy Club
Ranked #4 of 34 Fun & Games in Aberdeen
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Owner description: An amazing comedy club in Aberdeen. Based in Aberdeen City Centre our new comedy club is the BIGGEST in Scotland and hosts the best in local, national and international comedians. We are open every Thursday to Sunday from 8pm till late. We have a fully stocked bar with a great selection of drinks available.
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Have been to Breakneck Comedy club a number of times now, both at SNAFU and at the Blue-Lamp. All in all have enjoyed the evenings, the venue of the Blue-Lamp on a Saturday is better as you can usually have a lie in on Sunday morning, and the bar is a lot brighter and better atmosphere than SNAFU.

Went last night (Sat 21 April), the compère for the evening was great, soon had the audience in the right mood, clapping and laughing – easy with a couple of Germans/Austrians in the audience to have a go at! The two warm-up acts were also good and so the scene was set for the main act (Phil Kay).

Great start, a singing comedian playing a guitar, leaping about the stage and floor, getting audience involvement going, but then the act just went off the rails, the track was lost and the ‘star turn’ went into meltdown. When he started counting heads in the venue (guess he gets a cut of the door takings) and asking the audience how many had paid and how many hadn’t, thing were soon spiraling out of control. Sheepishly people started asking if this was part of the act, but eventually folks just got fed-up and started to leave.

Sad really as the Blue-Lamp is a good place, excellent layout, good drinks, and the show is generally good – it’s a great place to start Saturday evening – well most weeks anyway! For £8.00 a ticket you can’t get mush better (£10.00 on the door).

Overall, recommended, but check the web to see who’s on, - just is case there’s a ‘case’

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Breakneck Comedy Club organizes stand up comedies in different places. I attended it in a bar called the "Blue Lamp". I really laughed a lot that day, and I needed this much, as I have been stressed for a long period of time. The person who introduced the performers was a lot of fun. T Webb was also great.

My only negatives are: the place was a little bit small relative to the number of audience attending....and the accent of some performers was really hard for a non-Scottish to catch...so...I missed some fun.

Overall also, I find that the ticket price is expensive with respect to the event.

Thank Harfash4eveR
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Reviewed February 26, 2012

We went to the blue lamp on sat 25th and were all disappointed with the acts. The presenter was good (although said [--] a bit too often with no comedy effect) he interacted with the audience well and set a good standard for the evening.
All of the acts were awful with the exception of the first (who was better than just ok) and the man from Glasgow (mark? Mum from paisley)- who was funny throughout his performance....I would recommend he gets as far away from the other acts as possible lest he be associated with them!
By far, the worst act had to be the ageing drunk uncle who was on second. He was barely understandable as he creased over laughing at his own awful jokes. His performance was amateur and uncomfortable to watch. His ultimate low was a joke about Hermione from Harry potter...utter trash.
The main act was perhaps a bit before our time (our ages 30-35) as others (who were older) in the room seemed to be laughing but I didn't understand why.

The young guy Forbes has potential but struggled to find his audience.

Fantastic venue as always.

Thank Funkyfatcat
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

AMAZING - had me laughing like crazy! Cant wait to go back! Best thing ever!

Thank efs78
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

I've been to both Breakneck Comedy venues in Aberdeen on variuos occasions.. Snafu has rows of seating where the comedians are right in front of your nose.. The Blue Lamp is a great venue where you have tables grouped together with a great pub atmosphere.

I've always had a great laugh whenever I've been, however some acts with not always sit as well as they could depending on your own personal comedy taste. Overall though I highly recommend going.. It's great value for money, a good atmosphere and a wee work out for you belly muscles is included in the night out.. what more could you ask for??? :)

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